Ballina’s Niall has graduated to the frontlines

A newly qualified Ballina doctor said he is rearing to go to work following his virtual graduation from NUI Galway on Monday. Niall Leahy was one of over 300 NUI Galway medical graduates who had their conferring ceremony this week...

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Connacht CoE dome just ‘six weeks away from completion’

By Mark Higgins The much-anticipated indoor playing facility at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence is expected to be completed in just five to six weeks once work on the site is able to restart whenever the Covid-19 restrictions are...

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Cathal’s marathon fundraiser smashes €50k mark

Tooreen and Mayo hurler Cathal Freeman’s charity marathon to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society and the HSE to...

Monday, 06/04/20 - 1:00pm Read More

Stephenites O’Hora proves a real soldier in epic TV finale

On Monday night, the nation donned their best combat jeans for the finale of Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week on...

Monday, 06/04/20 - 12:00pm Read More

The day a Ballina plough-horse almost won the Aintree Grand National

by James Laffey Yesterday (Saturday, April 4) should have been Aintree Grand National Day, one of the greatest occasions in...

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The glorious rise of Ballinrobe’s blooming star

By Anthony Hennigan It’s reckoned you should never meet your heroes, that you’ll only be left underwhelmed and disappointed. I’ve...

Friday, 03/04/20 - 3:27pm Read More

Ballina demands its own Covid-19 testing centre

A North Mayo councillor has criticised the decision to locate each of Mayo’s two existing Covid-19 testing centres in Castlebar....

Thursday, 02/04/20 - 3:59pm Read More

Brady: I was playing the football of my life when I was dropped in ‘04

By Mark Higgins The relationship between David Brady and John Maughan is set to be one of the central themes...

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Ballinrobe Racecourse may become Covid-19 testing centre

By Majella Loftus Ballinrobe Racecourse is playing its part in the fight against the spread of Covid-19 and may even...

Thursday, 02/04/20 - 10:00am Read More

Mayo hurler to take on unique marathon for charity

A Mayo and Tooreen club hurler has taken on board an audacious challenge comprising skill, stamina and patience in order...

Wednesday, 01/04/20 - 12:30pm Read More

Adjusting to life on the inside

This self-isolation carryon isn’t as new to me as it might be to you. You could say I had the...

Monday, 30/03/20 - 9:26pm Read More

GAA bestows prestigious media award on Western People

The Western People is proud to announce that it has been named as the GAA’s MacNamee Award winner of ‘Best...

Monday, 30/03/20 - 3:24pm Read More

Mayo footballer in final of RTÉ’s Ultimate Hell Week

He may currently be at something of a loose end given the postponement of the GAA’s inter-county season, but Mayo...

Monday, 30/03/20 - 2:35pm Read More

Family man Cawley hoping for Rovers’ swift return to action

By Keith O’Dwyer Now well into his second spell with Sligo Rovers, David Cawley is one of the most experienced...

Friday, 27/03/20 - 3:40pm Read More

Castlebar’s cup joy is bitter-sweet

The news announced last week that Castlebar Rugby Club would be declared joint-winners of the 2020 Connacht Junior Cup was...

Friday, 27/03/20 - 11:48am Read More

MacHale Park to be used as Covid-19 testing centre

Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar is to be used by the HSE as a Covid-19 drive-thru testing centre from next...

Thursday, 26/03/20 - 4:00pm Read More

Ladies National League cancelled for 2020

The Mayo ladies football team will not complete their 2020 Lidl Ladies National League campaign after the Ladies Gaelic Football...

Tuesday, 24/03/20 - 2:20pm Read More

Coach Moran excited by his career’s next chapter

By Coilin Duffy Andy Moran is missing the craic of being involved in the Mayo senior football squad — but...

Saturday, 21/03/20 - 2:04pm Read More

Castlebar to share Junior Cup as season is called off

Castlebar Rugby Club will be declared joint-winners of the 2020 Connacht Junior Cup after the IRFU announced that Irish rugby’s...

Friday, 20/03/20 - 11:37am Read More

Tooreen’s Finn makes a flying start to 2020

By Coilin Duffy Hopes of league success may have faded for the footballers and hurlers of Mayo alike this season,...

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